Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Ecuador, you would:

Health

be 40.7% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 4.6 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 40.0% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 95.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 34.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

have 11.7% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 33.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 10.9% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 47.8% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 56.9% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Cabo Verde, that number is 965 km.

Cabo Verde: At a glance

Cabo Verde is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 4,033 sq km. The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cabo Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cabo Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cabo Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cabo Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents.

How big is Cabo Verde compared to Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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